Volkswagen Group models to be electrified by 2025

Posted September 13, 2017

Speaking at the Frankfurt motor show, the head of Volkswagen Matthias Mueller has told Bi-bi-si: "Consumers want clean cars".

VW also announced it is now looking into battery technology, tackling the issue of battery range, especially as VW's fleet alone will need 150 gigawatt hours of ion batteries by 2025.

It is also setting up a pilot factory to develop know-how in battery production.

Several parts of the world, including the United Kingdom and France, have announced that they plan on outright banning the sale of new diesel and petrol cars in the future, putting pressure on automakers to adjust their business strategy and commit to improvements in consumption and emissions.

The Company estimates that around one in four new Group vehicles - up to three million units a year depending on how the market develops - could already be purely battery-powered in 2025.

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"One thing is clear: The Golf of the future must once again be a people's auto!" B-pillars are absent on the I.D.

Boot space is a family-friendly 515 litres and the rear doors slide backwards opening up a pillarless side allowing for easy access. The vehicle will also have a system that monitors air quality inside the cabin. The I.D. Crozz II concept is a premium compact crossover, with the same design as the first one but deploying a catchy two-tone color scheme - Hibiscus Red Metallic paint and a silvery roof.

Set to be the first of a number of new fully electric Volkswagen models, Volkswagen has released these images showing the vehicle in its entirety for the first time. Output is rated at 225kW, capable of propelling the concept up to a top speed of 180km/h. The battery pack can be charged to 80 per cent capacity in 30 minutes using a fast-charger system.

Daimler said on Monday its Mercedes-Benz luxury brand planned to offer electric motors for all models by 2022, though cautioned the shift to lower-margin electric cars required extra cost savings. CROZZ in the SUV segment.

The company's so-called I.D. electric model has been created to compete with Tesla Inc.'s least expensive auto, the new Model 3 sedan, which is available with a price tag of $35,000.